Multi Commander can be started with some command line parameters.
-L=<path> - Path to show in the left panel -R=<path> - Path to show in the right panel -F=<startup.ini> - file that contains startup properties for the path to show -T=<Any Text> - A Text that will be shown in the caption bar of the Multi Commander window -AutoRun=<User Defined Command to auto run when started> -NOUPDATECHECK - Disable the check for a new version -TABSESSION=<Name or ID> - Name of ID of a saved TabSession that will be loaded at startup -INSTANCE=<Name> - Name of instance, Use separate configuration for the same execution of MultiCommander.exe -MINIMIZED=Start Minimized (there is also an option for that in settings)
Both - or / are supported for parameters. eg. /L=C:\Bin or -L=C:\Bin
If you want an already-running instance of Multi Commander to go to a path you can use the /OPEN parameter.
This is useful when you have an external program that should tell Multi Commander to go to a specific path or when Multi Commander is running in Single Instance mode
/OPEN "<path>" - Open new tab for this path /OPEN "<path>" /NONEWTAB - Open path in currently active tab /OPEN "<path>" /PANEL=Left|Right|Active|Source|Target - On path in panel Left, Right, Active, Source or Target panel.. only use ONE of them /QUIT - Exit current instance
Startup definition file ( -F=<filename.ini> )
The startup file specifies multiple folders to be shown when Multi Commander opens. Each path will be shown in a separate tab.
[PANEL_1] Path=D:\ Side=L [PANEL_2] Path=D:\Bin Side=L [PANEL_3] Path=D:\Projects Side=L [PANEL_4] Path=C:\Projects\Jupiter Side=R [PANEL_5] Path=E:\Projects\Pluto Side=R
Path and Side parameters must be specified in the file.
The following parameters are optional:
Locked=1|0 AllowSubPathChange=1|0 ShowTree=1|0 SortAsc=1|0 SortCol=[column number] TabColorText=#000000 TabColorBk=#000000 TabColorHotWhenActive=1|0 TabColorGradient=1|0 ViewMode=1|2|3|4 ViewModeListWidth=000 ViewModeDetailWidth=000 Side=L|R Path=[Full Path]
1|0 means 1 or 0, 1|2|3 means 1 or 2 or 3, and so on.
MultiCommander.exe "C:\Bin" "D:\"
If no "-L" or "-R" parameter is specified, the first parameter is assumed to be a path to show in the left panel, and the second to be a path to show in the right panel.
MultiCommander.exe -L="C:\Bin" -R="D:\"
MultiCommander.exe /OPEN "D:\My Folder\SubFolder"